Practice Areas

Education

Tulane University School of Law (J.D., Civil Law Certificate, magna cum laude, 2014)

Order of the Coif| Tulane Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor| Legal Research and Writing Program, Senior Fellow|

University of South Florida (M.A., Library Science, 2006)

Louisiana State University (summa cum laude, 2004)

B.A., English| Minor in French|

Biography

Kathryn W. Munson practices in civil litigation and appeals, and also handles licensure and ethics matters involving physicians, lawyers and other professionals.

Ms. Munson graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane University Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. Ms. Munson also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and was formerly an Assistant Professor of Library Science and Librarian at Southeastern Louisiana University.

While in law school, Ms. Munson was the Senior Notes and Comments editor of the Tulane Law Review, a Member of the Moot Court Board, and was a Senior Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing program. After law school, she completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Sul Ozerden of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Ms. Munson is an officer of the Tulane Law Review Alumni Association and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Insurance Committee and the Client Assistance Fund.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Tulane Law Review Alumni Association, Secretary

Federal Bar Association, Member

Association for Women Attorneys, Member

Holy Name of Jesus School PTC, Board Member

Louisiana State Bar Association Insurance Committee, Member

Louisiana State Bar Association Client Assistance Fund Committee, Member

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Lying, Spying & Verifying, co-presented with Eva J. Dossier, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar (October 10, 2019) and New Orleans Bar Association’s 11th Hour Ethics & Professionalism Series (November 8, 2019)

Comment.  “Why Don’t You Do Right? Corporate Fiduciary Law and the Self-Critical Analysis Privilege” 88 TUL. L. REV 651 (2014).

“Beyond French Doors: Applying and Extending the Lozman Reasonable Observer Test to Vessels and their Appurtenances” ABA ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW COMMITTEE NEWS (Summer 2013).

Representative Matters

Representation of MDL Claims Administrators and Settlement Administrator in litigation matters at all levels of district court and on appeal, and advised on responding to non-party discovery

Representation of Respondents at various stages of the attorney and judicial discipline process, including briefing to the Louisiana Supreme Court, negotiating consent discipline, and appearing and questioning witnesses for an attorney’s interim suspension hearing

Representation of LLC members in civil proceedings impacting their business interest including succession, employment, and property transfer disputes

Successfully argued exceptions in State court

Assisted in representing timber company in Endangered Species Act litigation in federal court from district court, to the Fifth Circuit, to the United States Supreme Court

Experience

Law Clerk to the Honorable Halil S. Ozerden of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (2015 – 2016)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Assistant Professor/Access Services Librarian (2007 – 2011)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Louisiana State Bar Association (2014)

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana (2016)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2016)

RECOGNITION

Charles Janvier II Law Review Award (2013)

Winner of the Association Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee’s Annual Student Writing Competition (2013)

Tulane Law Review Class of 2000 Award (2014)

 

In the News

Eva Dossier and Kathryn Munson appointed to LSBA Committee

On August 15, 2019, Eva J. Dossier and Kathryn W. Munson were appointed to the Louisiana State Bar Association's Committee on Insurance. READ MORE